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Tamale Pie

Yields8 Servings

Tamale Pie

 1 tbsp vegetable oil
 1 cup onions, chopped
 2 jalapeño chiles, stemmed and minced
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 2 lbs soy "beef" strips or hamburger
 2 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen
 32 oz canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
 32 oz canned tomatoes, including juice
 1 tsp cilantro, minced
 1 tbsp ground cumin
 3 tbsp chili powder
 salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
 4 cups vegetable stock
 1 cup yellow cornmeal
 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese or Cheddar cheese, or ½ cup of each

Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions and jalapenos about 3 minutes.


Add garlic, and saute 30 seconds, or until golden. Add hamburger or "beef" strips to skillet. Stir in corn, beans, tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper, and cook 10 minutes.


Meanwhile, bring 3 cups vegetable stock to a boil in large saucepan. In small bowl, combine 1 cup vegetable stock with cornmeal. Blend into boiling stock, stirring constantly to avoid lumps, and stir until smooth. Reduce heat to low, and cook until mixture thickens, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.


Spoon cornmeal mixture into 12x8-inch baking dish, and bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven, layer hamburger or "beef" mixture on cornmeal and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake 10 minutes more, or until cheese melts. Remove from oven, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 1330mg56%
Total Carbohydrate 60g20%

Dietary Fiber 15g60%
Sugars 7g
Protein 28g57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.